What semi colors to blend for milk tea shade?Posted 1 week, 6 days ago
The brand Herman's Amazing actually makes a semi permenant shade Miley (milk tea brown) that I was considering trying out but due to the brand's extremely mixed reviews I am now hesitant to give it a shot.
I wanted to know if anyone had any advice or a formula they've tried before to get that shade or something close to it? I don't think I want it as dark as the swatch, probably more milky and light, but I suppose I can always dilute it with a conditioner or something. Also, would I need to use a filler if so what color and does it need to be applied prior to my desired color or can they be mixed together?
I am pretty new to the bleached hair life so I appreciate any guidance on the matter! I would like to stick to semi or demi colors for this blend.
I've attached a semi-recent picture of my base color and the swatch of Miley and a picture of the color on someone else ( I do not own that picture, I have found it on Google images to use as a reference) I'll be bleaching my roots once I've decided on a color. If this blend doesn't work out I'm gonna try to do a more reddish brown color.
by vivienne StaffPosted 1 week, 6 days ago
It reminds me of a lot of golden blonde permanent dyes that have red undertones. From a mixing perspective, I think you'll have an easier time if you start with a warm golden brown like Adore Honey Brown, dilute it with at least equal parts conditioner, and possibly add in small amount its lavender to mute it. The colour in the bowl is should relatively indicative of what it will look like over your base. Honey Brown has substantially more warmth than that photo and leans a little more unnaturally orange, so I'd absolutely strand test some mixing ratios before committing to your full head.
Posted 1 week, 5 days ago
Thanks so much @Vivienne for your time and thorough instructions!
Posted 1 week, 1 day ago
The above blend will work but you will need to apply more conditioner than you think and apply lightly, don't saturate each strand, Go light! Be sure to do a strand test as well! I kinda half did one on shed hair from my hair brush and that is why I had uneven results. I ended up doing two vitamin c treatments, used Sun Bum lightening spray and did a hot oil treatment to return close to my base color.
The photos were taken indoors next to a window with partially closed blinds.
The outside and bathroom lightening revealed a deep penny colored hue though the photo is much lighter. The deep penny color is one of the few shades of red I truly dislike. The photos are from the same dye job believe it or not. One side of my hair was much lighter when I took the pictures, but in person it didnt look that dramatically different if that makes any sense.
The lighter side is pretty close to the lighter shade of milk tea brown I was looking for. So success I guess?
Good Luck to anyone interested in trying this out as well!